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Buena Vida Tapas

4.5
4.5
309 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Buena Vida Tapas & Sol is a restaurant on Atlanta's Beltline in Old Fourth Ward inspired by Southern Spain. Authentic and approachable Spanish tapas by Executive Chef Juan Hoirmiga are served in a breezy, beautiful space with a large indoor bar and Beltline facing patio. Our beverage menu features a wide selection of seasonal craft cocktails and wines.
Located in the corner of the North & Line apartments on Historic Fourth Ward Park, just down the Beltline ramp from New Realm Brewing (or driving accessed down N Angier Ave NE from North Avenue, behind Ponce City Market).
We offer 2-hour parking validation at North & Line apartments. Please call 404.948.2312 for directions or if you'd like to book a party over 10 please email events@buenavidatapas.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 948-2312

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Juan Hormiga

  • Private party facilities

    Our upstairs Park View Room overlooks Historic Fourth Ward Park is available for private events. It accommodates up to 25 people. We also have other options for the partial or full building buy-outs, including our patio, lounge area, and more.

  • Private party contact

    Lauren Finn: (844) 480-2263

  • Neighborhood

    Old Fourth Ward

  • Cross street

    Off North Ave across from Ponce City Market in The North & Line buildin

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bar Bites @ Buena Vida Tapas & Sol

    Multiple dates available
    On Saturdays and Sundays, we offer a limited menu featuring our favorites on the Bar Bites Menu from 4PM-5PM. Full cocktail menu is available - pro tip... try our Confit Mushroom Croquetas or our Manchego Mini Sliders!

Offers

  • Half off Bottles of Wine on Wednesday!

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Enjoy our 1/2 off bottles of wine special every Wednesday, available for our full wine list! We feature a wide selection of new and old world wines, including certified organic, certified vegan wines and a large selection of our favorite Spanish wines.
  • • Bar Bites @ Buena Vida Tapas

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,Sat - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    On Saturdays and Sundays, we offer a limited menu featuring our favorites on the Bar Bites Menu from 4PM-5PM. Full cocktail menu is available - pro tip... try our Confit Mushroom Croquetas or our Manchego Mini Sliders!

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What 309 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KD

    KyleD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night spot right off the beltline. Parking is a little tricky as you are in a deck that's 1 floor below the restaurant, and you end up entering through the rear of the building. Other than that, it's a great place - good ambiance, great food, reasonable prices as well. The funniest part was asking our wonderful waiter "what's good here?" and he basically recited 1/3 of the menu from memory. Come with an open mind and you wont' be disappointed.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & service!
  3. B

    Britt

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! We sat at the bar on a Sunday afternoon so we could watch the game. I believe the guy who helped us was Christian. He was friendly and helpful in his menu recommendations. The drinks were really good. Food was pretty good as well. Cute place with a nice vibe. We went for brunch but want to go again try to dinner. They validate parking in the garage right before you reach the restaurant for 2 hours. Definitely a good experience!
  4. SS

    SmithS

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The drinks are wonderful and strong. The ambiance and servers are fantastic!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    We had a reservation and we ( a party of 3) were still taken to a dirty table with trash and crumbs on it. I Pointed to and asked for one of the several tables that had clean glasses, plates, & silverware already set up on it, & the hostess told us that those tables were people who had reservations. I said that we had a reservation too. She responded that our reservation was this table ( the dirty table). She got a towel & clean it off. I decided to not let the bad start to dinner bother me, since it was a busy Saturday night. But I was wrong . Each person in my party ordered a different dish. The items I ordered were brought 20 minutes after everyone else’s. There was no update from the server. I had to ask about it. At least the servers was friendly.
  6. BW

    BrianW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The food was one note. Nothing special. Our waiter was attentive. Won't be going back.
  7. AW

    AmyW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food. Nice variety. Enjoyed the patio very much. Got there before 7pm on a Friday evening and pretty much had the non-reservation portion of the patio to ourselves.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good and service was very good. There were several fli
  9. JG

    JoanG

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Good ambience and drinks , food was just ok .. had to send back a few items - undercooked and cold.
  10. BV

    BetseyV

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is absolutely delicious! Our waiter had so many good suggestions and was very friendly and personable. He really made our meal special.
  11. f

    foodiefunatl

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great experience start to finish. The ceviche was delicious. The mushroom croquettes were probably the best surprise, they were delicious. Lastly the manchego custard was wonderful! Thank you, thank you!!
  12. BF

    BrittanyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food here is so yummy! I don’t recommend if your a picky eater! The drinks were good, the food even better! Got the Charcuterie board and it was so amazing! I’ll definitely be coming the next time I visit Atlanta. The only bad thing is location. The road to it was blocked and I had to pay to park in a garage.
  13. T

    Theresa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic - highly recommend. Food is great and always a good time.
  14. KB

    KimberlyB

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited the restaurant while in town for a work conference. This was the perfect welcome meal! The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the decor was IG worthy. The only hiccup I had was finding the restaurant. The address doesn't take you directly to the location which is attached to an apartment building. I eventually found it after calling the restaurant.
  15. LH

    LuisH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Most of the food was very delicious, but the only disappointing item was the Spanish omelette which was small and under seasoned. There was also a lot of aioli on everything. Service and atmosphere was great

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on September 11, 2022Luis, thank you for bringing this to our attention, I will be sure to share your concerns with Chef, and hope the next time you visit us we will get it right for you. We value your feedback so don't be afraid to share any pointers while dining with us. Glad overall you had a great time.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was good. Drinks were great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I had a wonderful experience, the server was knowledgable and able to make recommendations that were great. The only area for improvement was we had to wait a little bit after being seated. I started to wonder, “well who’s our server.”
  18. GC

    GiovanaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will sure come back,good music(Reggaeton 🥰),good food and good drinks !
  19. AA

    ArmandoA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and my girl love it, good music , good food, great service
  20. L

    Lynn

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! Will be coming back frequently. Thank you!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food. Glad we went. Host was so flat we were worried at first. But our server was most excellent and made up for it.
  22. LR

    LauraR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Expensive place for the kind of food they serve .
  23. JB

    JoelleB

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Drinks were fabulous! Our server, Shannon, was attentive and efficient. Overall, a wonderful first experience. Will be back!
  24. CA

    CynthiaA

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and time with friends for outdoor dining. We were a rather large group but our server, Reagan, was great! Food and drinks comes out fast. Plenty of nice options from meat eaters to vegans Will be returning again soon. We loved it!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience, delicious tapas and perfect service!
  26. EV

    EmilyV

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing place! Avery was a sensational waiter, incredible service and so kind!
  27. IG

    IqoG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    Too expensive and they served us watered down shots.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Cocktail service was poor. Drinks arrived halfway through meal Ford was good But not for the $ spent.
  29. AN

    AlexandraN

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and fun ambiance! We went for brunch and tried all but 1 appetizer and they were all delicious. I specifically wanted to try their patatas bravas and tortilla espanola, some fav foods from my trip to Spain, and they did not disappoint! Service was great and the restaurant was beautiful. It’s right across from Ponce City market and they had a parking deck clearly marked for the restaurant, a sign showing you where to park and enter the building which was awesome plus they validated parking! Overall great experience and will definitely be going back for dinner sometime!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kk our server was amazing. Great food and a really good time
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time ! The ribeye entree and shrimp appetizer was 10/10
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    KK was our server & she was very attentive. I loved the steak, fig salad, & shrimp. The empanadas, mahi, & cauliflower were just ‘meh. Parking is $18. Lots of flys on the outside patio but the decor is nice. I’ve enjoyed better food in ATL at the same price point.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and ambiance we're incredible! I had the First Kiss mocktail and it was soooo good. The vanilla aftertaste was really the icing on top. The eggs were scrambled to perfection and I will definitely be returning!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious tapas and drinks. Great service. Only complaint was sitting inside between kitchen and patio door has a loud blower everytime the door was opened every 30 secs. Lack of booths, only other option was hard counter height seats (wife has back issues) Awesome salsa music though.
  35. LH

    LauraH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wait staff was very attentive and good at making recommendations. I love the ambience, specifically the artwork and music. The brussels sprouts and salmon tapas was excellent!
  36. LL

    LivenLetLive

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Buena Vida - the ambience, the service, the cocktails and the eclectic food. Kay Kay our server was great - we love going back there!
  37. N

    Native

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service!

    Buena Vida TapasResponded on August 14, 2022So wonderful to hear about your experience. Thank you for taking the time to visit with us.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice visit!!
  39. A

    Alan

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation for a table, but the night was so nice that we opted to eat at the bar on the patio. Great food and great wine. We were taken good care of by the bartender.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Drinks were great! Good ambiance. Service was not the best, but servers were nice. Food was alright. Had reservations but still had to wait a bit. Not really trying to go back anytime soon.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Buena Vida Tapas using the Order Online button. Buena Vida Tapas also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 948-2312.

Buena Vida Tapas is rated 4.5 stars by 309 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Buena Vida Tapas

385 N Angier Ave NE Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30308

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Off North Ave across from Ponce City Market in The North & Line buildin

  • Neighborhood

    Old Fourth Ward

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Juan Hormiga

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (404) 948-2312

  • Private party facilities

    Our upstairs Park View Room overlooks Historic Fourth Ward Park is available for private events. It accommodates up to 25 people. We also have other options for the partial or full building buy-outs, including our patio, lounge area, and more.

  • Private party contact

    Lauren Finn: (844) 480-2263

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